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Proposed Web video restrictions cause outrage in Italy
The Industry Standard ^ | 1/15/10 | Philip Willan

Posted on 01/17/2010 2:39:54 PM PST by FromLori

New rules to be introduced by government decree will require people who upload videos onto the Internet to obtain authorization from the Communications Ministry similar to that required by television broadcasters, drastically reducing freedom to communicate over the Web, opposition lawmakers have warned.

The decree is ostensibly an enactment of a European Union (EU) directive on product placement and is due to go into effect at the end of January after being subjected to a nonbinding appraisal by parliament.

On Thursday opposition lawmakers held a press conference in parliament to denounce the new rules -- which require government authorization for the uploading of videos, give individuals who claim to have been defamed a right of reply and prevent the replay of copyright material -- as a threat to freedom of expression.

(Excerpt) Read more at thestandard.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eu; internet; videos

1 posted on 01/17/2010 2:39:57 PM PST by FromLori
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To: FromLori

Product Placement... I think they have used this reason to threaten regulations on the “Mommy Blogs” didn’t they?


2 posted on 01/17/2010 2:44:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

call for brown ...


3 posted on 01/17/2010 2:46:52 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: FromLori

They can’t do squat about Youtube and other offshore services.


4 posted on 01/17/2010 2:50:51 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
They can’t do squat about Youtube and other offshore services.

Which is the reason this ruling/law will be widely ignored.

5 posted on 01/17/2010 2:55:09 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: FromLori

Time to revolt and throw out the commie control freaks!


6 posted on 01/17/2010 4:16:06 PM PST by Post5203 (Let's make election 2010 EJECTION 2010. Time for a complete do-over.)
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